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The last matriarch : a novel

Author: Sharman Apt Russell
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Over eleven thousand years ago the plains of the great Southwest were covered with sweet long-season grass and inhabited by camels, bison, mammoths, dire wolves, and the hunter gatherers we now call the Clovis people. This story of Willow, Jak, Etol, and their clan takes place in a land that we unconsciously recognize, and shows us people whose needs, hopes, and fears are our own. They live in a world where  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Hunting stories
Historical fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Russell, Sharman Apt.
Last matriarch.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)607413748
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharman Apt Russell
ISBN: 0826321313 9780826321312 0826321321 9780826321329
OCLC Number: 41628119
Description: 194 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Sharman Apt Russell.

Abstract:

Over eleven thousand years ago the plains of the great Southwest were covered with sweet long-season grass and inhabited by camels, bison, mammoths, dire wolves, and the hunter gatherers we now call the Clovis people. This story of Willow, Jak, Etol, and their clan takes place in a land that we unconsciously recognize, and shows us people whose needs, hopes, and fears are our own. They live in a world where communication with animals, plants, and even stones is not only possible but essential for survival. Willow's life path echoes that of Half Ear and Red Fur, the matriarchs of the woolly mammoth herd. By joining their stories, Russell explores an archaeological puzzle: the extinction of nearly eighty percent of large land mammals at the end of the Pleistocene. The meaning of being human lies at the heart of the puzzle.

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